Millville man convicted of 2014 murder will be sentenced in January 2018
Neri Sanchez of MillvilleSubmitted Photo
A Millville man who was accused of shooting another man in the back of the head was convicted by a jury Thursday.
Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said Neri Sanchez, 32, of Millville was found guilty of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose by a Cumberland County Jury Thursday.
Sanchez was accused of shooting 27-year-old Jerome Chestnut in the back of the head while the two were in the Oak View Apartments in Millville back on Nov. 14, 2014. After police responded to the call of gunshots fired in the apartment, they found Chestnut unconscious. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The Millville Police Department and Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a joint investigation that led to Sanchez being charged with murder. At the time, he was already in jail on an unrelated failure-to-appear warrant.
Sanchez will be sentenced on Jan. 12, 2018 by Superior Court judge Cristen P. D’Arrigo. He is facing the possibility of serving 30 years to life in prison. If he receives less than life in prison, he will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.
The assistant prosecutor who tried the case was Cathryn Wilson and attorney JoEllyn Jones defended Sanchez.
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Source:: New Jersey Real-Time News